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Jet off to the Caribbean or Latin America with Delta as part of its latest flash sale, with awards from 24,000 SkyMiles round-trip. While it’s not the first time Delta has offered awards to the Caribbean and Latin America as part of a flash sale — and it probably won’t be the last — these are great redemptions that could be worth taking advantage of.

For these flash sale redemptions, you’ll need to travel between April 1 and May 20, 2019. Although Delta’s deals site only lists select routes for these deals, we’re seeing quite a few other airports included as well as these promo redemption rates extending beyond the given dates. In addition, we’re seeing the lowest award fares from 24,000 SkyMiles round-trip, while the deals site shows the lowest at 38,000 SkyMiles round-trip.

At current TPG valuations, 24,000 SkyMiles are worth approximately $288. Adding in taxes and fees, which seem to hover around $50-$75, you could be getting away with some steals on tickets that often cost several hundred dollars.

If you’re short on miles, remember that you can instantly transfer American Express Membership Rewards points into your SkyMiles account at 1:1 ratio.

Head to Delta.com and search around for the route of your choice to see how it’s pricing. The sale ends on Nov. 14 at 11:59pm ET, so book soon if you want to take advantage of the deal.

Airline: Delta
Routes: Flights to the Caribbean and Latin America
Cost: 24,000+ SkyMiles round-trip in economy
Purchase By: November 14
Dates: April 1 – May 20, 2019
Booking Link: Directly with Delta
Pay Taxes/Fees With: The Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on airfare), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare plus excellent trip-delay insurance) or Chase Sapphire Preferred (2x on travel)

Here are a few examples of what you can book:

New York (JFK) to St. Maarten (SXM) for 24,000 SkyMiles + $75 round-trip:

New York (LGA/EWR) to Cozumel (CZM) for 27,000 SkyMiles + $89 round-trip:

Los Angeles (LAX) to Cozumel (CZM) for 28,000 SkyMiles + $89 round-trip:

Atlanta (ATL) to Cozumel (CZM) for 34,000 SkyMiles + $84 round-trip:

Atlanta (ATL) to Guatemala City (GUA) for 44,000 SkyMiles + $61 round-trip:

Atlanta (ATL) to Sao Paulo (GRU) for 74,000 SkyMiles + $60 round-trip:

New York (LGA) to Santiago, Chile (SCL) for 74,000 SkyMiles + $54 round-trip:

Maximize Your Purchase

Don’t forget to use a credit card that earns additional points on airfare purchases to pay the taxes and fees, such as the Platinum Card® from American Express (5x on flights booked directly with airlines or American Express Travel), Chase Sapphire Reserve, Citi Prestige (3x on airfare) or the Chase Sapphire Preferred Card (2x on all travel purchases). Check out this post for more on maximizing airfare purchases.

If you don’t have enough SkyMiles in your account, consider signing up for one of the Delta credit cards to ensure you’re able to take advantage of a deal next time one pops up. For example, the Gold Delta SkyMiles® Credit Card from American Express currently comes with a bonus of 30,000 SkyMiles after you spend $1,000 in the first three months. Plus, a $50 statement credit after you make a Delta purchase within the first three months. Also, this is a great card for defeating basic economy.

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